Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture


Fisheries is an important economic sector in Pakistan, contributing to income generation, poverty alleviation, employment, and export revenues. Pakistan is endowed with rich fishing potential. This sector makes significant contribution to the national economy, contributing about one percent to GDP and providing jobs to about one percent of the country’s labor force. Our goal is to provide students with the knowledge needed to make wise decisions on issues of sustainable aquaculture, conservation and ecosystem restoration. Sustainable use of aquatic resources is a global, national as well as local issue. Balancing the needs of expanding human population with the need for preservation of water quality and aquatic fauna requires a fundamental understanding and management of these resources and that can only be gained through education and research. On the other hand, aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the agriculture industry. Coupled with cutting edge technologies of the day, it has become one of the most expanding and rapidly changing fields. The Department is carrying out teaching and research in both basic and applied aspects in the frontier areas such as development of cost effective fish feed, artificial fish breeding, biotechnology, aquatic environment, fish disease and health management, use of bio-fertilizers in aquaculture, aquaculture in saline water ponds. During the last decade the sector has been strengthened with the much needed technical manpower and competent extension personnel with effective transfer of technology.
Department mandate also includes

      1. To conduct capsule courses for catering to the refresher training needs of fisheries developmental and extension personnel
      2. To conduct basic and applied research in areas of fisheries science and technology through institutional and collaborative efforts
      3. To conduct need-based capsule/vocational training on various technologies related to fisheries and allied disciplines
      4. To provide institutional support for consultancy and participation in sponsored projects and programmes with other institutions and agencies for fisheries research in inland, coastal and marine (both within the exclusive economic zone and beyond ) sectors

Department is creating additional and alternative careers for veterinarians and biologists in Fisheries and Aquaculture sector. Specialization in fisheries & aquaculture sciences prepares the students for employment in commercial aquaculture, aquaculture extension, fish hatchery management, natural resource management, environmental impact assessment and sustainable development. Our staff and faculty also take pride in teaching, advising and public outreach. Our advising staff provides personal attention to our students. Department Head, Faculty and advisors have an “open door” policy for students that provide a family-oriented atmosphere. The faculty intends to equip the students with necessary expertise & skills to cater the growing employment needs of this sector in the country and abroad.




To provide excellence in higher education, training, research and development, services and advice in the fields of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture thus contributing to economic and social development of the country. Faculty and students in this department acquire, integrate, and disseminate knowledge about fish at all levels of biological organization. We focus on resource systems influenced by human activities. Our goal is to provide people with the knowledge needed to make wise decisions on issues of fisheries. We accomplish this through a combination of undergraduate and post graduate education, scholarly research, extension education, and public outreach. Our purpose is to improve knowledge of aquatic stocks and their selection, enhancement and culture to generate sustainable productive benefits of aquatic resources for poor people. We are aware that strong research correlates with booming aquaculture. We always strive to have  and maintain;

      • A unique faculty with global ideas and vision
      • Quality and hands on training teaching and research in fisheries, aquaculture, ecology, biodiversity, wildlife management and conservation biology
      • Provision of  knowledge related to sustainable development, aquaculture, and biodiversity conservation
      • Enrichment and diversification of Veterinary and Animal Science (DVM, BS (Hons.) M.Phil and Ph.D.)
      • Conducting  scholarly research, extension education and organization of public outreach programs

Special MoUs:

    • Special MoU has been signed with Ata-Turk University, Turkey; Every year 2-     Undergraduate Students, 04-Postgraduate Students and 02-Faculty members will visit the Ata-Turk University
    • MOU Signed with Mere Nostrum AS-Nutrimarine AS, Norway; for capacity building, networking with international scientist, procurement of fish powder for the value addition.
    • Agreement of cooperation with School of Agriculture and Aquaculture, Tra Vinh University; for sandwich program, joint student and staff exchange, farmers training.
    • Agreement of academic cooperation between College of Veterinary and Medicine, Chungam National University, South Korea; for recongnizing the mutual benefits ro be gained through a cooperative programme promoting scholarly activities.